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MSNBC
Jan 17, 2013 11:00am PST
president obama took office four years ago, the economy was getting smaller. now it is growing. nbc's first read team tries to answer the question -- are we better off now than we were four years ago? they answer it with numbers and not just, you know, gut reaction to things. the numbers. >>> and happy birthday to the first lady and that by the way is just one of the things we thought you should know. hey sis, it's so great to see you. you, too! oh, cloudy glasses. you didn't have to come over! actually, honey, i think i did... oh? you did? whoa, ladies, easy. hi. cascade kitchen counselor. we can help avoid this with cascade complete pacs. see, over time, cascade complete pacs fight film buildup two times better than finish quantum. to help leave glasses sparkling shiny! too bad it doesn't work on windows. okay, i'm outta here. cascade. the clear choice. >>> welcome back. as we gear up for the president's second inauguration, are we better off than we were four years ago? the answer depends on the stats you pick. there are plenty of numbers suggesting that the country is on more solid foot
CNBC
Jan 17, 2013 6:00pm EST
implementation of obama care next year. which is one of the themes i told you about last week, the government made me do it theme. the staffing companies are in flago right now. and i think they'll stay that way for the rest of the year. i think in part because of the affordable care act. they are ultrasensitive to changes in the labor market. temporary employment is more cyclical than regular labor market. first to be hired when the economy comes back. and coming back is exactly what the economy is doing right now. just today we saw the jobless claims drop to the lowest level in five years. >> house ofre. >> full-time employment up 1.4% in 2012, the total number of temporary employees increased by 6.2%. that rapid growth is expected to continue in 2013. the street is looking for 5% growth in temporary employment this year. however, i think that number could ultimately end up being conservative thanks to the affordable care act. aka obama care. once that goes into affect in 2014, companies that employ more than 50 full-time workers will need to provide employees with expensive health care cov
FOX News
Jan 20, 2013 10:00am PST
. >>> looking ahead to the next four years with president obama in the white house, why some experts are already predicting serious second term challenges. >>> also, we have a severe flu outbreak and an update on it. why the cdc believes it's becoming a greater threat to seniors in this country. that's ahead. [ male announcer ] ok, here's the way the system works. let's say you pay your guy around 2% to manage your money. that's not much you think. except it's 2% every year. does that make a difference? search "cost of financial advisors" ouch. over time it really adds up. then go to e-trade and find out how much our advice costs. spoiler alert: it's low. really? yes, really. e-trade offers investment advice and guidance from dedicated, professional financial consultants. it's guidance on your terms, not ours. that's how our system works. e-trade. less for us. more for you. i have the flu... i took theraflu, but i still have this cough. [ male announcer ] truth is theraflu doesn't treat your cough. what? [ male announcer ] it doesn't have a cough suppressant. great. [ male announcer ] alka-seltz
FOX News
Jan 17, 2013 1:00pm PST
. precisely the same number it was four years ago when president obama was inaugurated the first time. >> neil: what if the co-chairs or whatever they call them, what do they do at the inauguration and how are they showcased or featured, or whatever? >> guest: well, the president's staff will put them in a prom mant place an tell the stories. they want to get the stories out to the local press, where they're from. this is part of the bigger tasks of highlighting the president's accomplishments in the first term. after all, a lot of what the president is going to be doing in the second term, especially when it comes to obamacare is protecting the accomplishment of the first term. in this case, implementing it. it will be used to atact local press and specialized press who cover things like the bail-outs and obamacare to try to draw attention to what the president has done in the last four years. >> neil: other presidents when they have the opportunity, how would they pick folks out of the nation to showcase whatever they're doing? >> guest: they do the same thing. obviously, george w. bush woul
NBC
Jan 18, 2013 6:00am EST
at just about $295 million. that's up about 7% since the obamas moved in four years ago. values are up 13% over that same period. the white house and value peaked at just under $300 million in july of 2006. sounds nice. >> needed that. seema mody at cnbc. >>> president obama and the first lady left the white house to celebrate michelle's 49th birthday in georgetown. they dined with friends. >> they'll in the something different about the first lady. the white house released this photo of mrs. obama earlier which shows her new bangs more clearly. >> it is friday so the inauguration a couple days away. doing trivia with tom. >> what else do we have? >> what was the coldest one in what was the warmest one. today's question is what was the snowiest inauguration. was it 3 inches, 8 inches or 19 inches. a, b or c, aaron sm. >> me first. >> multiple choice. >> i'll do b, 9. >> i'll go with c. >> b is 8 inches. you're going with c. 19. >> the answer is aaron, would you like to choose what was behind door number three for the win? >> it was on the john f. kennedy's inaugural. 1961. they had 8 inch
KICU
Jan 16, 2013 11:30pm PST
sent to the president. the 10-year-old asked president obama to stop gun violence. in response, the president invited him to the white house for today's announcement. >>> experts on gun policy are noting that president obama did not do what president george h.w. bush did after a school massacre in stockton in 1989. president obama did not use his authority to block the import of weapons that where not generally recognized for sporting purposes. >>> interior secretary, ken salazar the latest secretary to announce he is leaving the obama administration. he plans to step down in march to return to his home in colorado. president obama released a statement praising salazar on his work, saying he helped expand the development of domestic energy resources, while also protecting water, land, and wildlife. >>> actor conrad bane has died at the age of 89. many remember him from tv's "diff'rent strokes." >> i adopted willis and arnold, because they're great kids, and i love them. >> he played the kindly white man who adopted two young african american brothers. the nbc show debuted in 19
FOX News
Jan 17, 2013 8:00am PST
and some democrats when obama last year was criticizing the congress, democrats got a little upset at that. then obama said more republicans in congress because the senate is controlled by democrats and republicans control the house. so it is going to be, i think it will take some time and there will be some votes that republicans want. they want the assault weapons ban vote. this is such a big showdown between the nra and obama. obama didn't take on the nra in his first term. this will be a big, big battle. jon: as you point out, more than half of congress has an a-rating from the nra. >> yes. that's right. and that is a big problem for the white house. they know this is an uphill climb. they have other things on their plate. they have obviously got the debt debate. they have immigration reform. they want to get to energy. how many political capital is obama going to spend? we shall see. jon: that will be the interesting fight. bob cusack from "the hill.". >> thanks, jon. jenna: well the doctor is in now on a very small study offering what some say could be some encouraging news about aut
NBC
Jan 16, 2013 5:30pm PST
's gun policy. as we first reported here last night, today president obama came out with his proposals for the most sweeping gun control measures in many years. the national rifle association launched a preemptive strike against it. it involved the president's family, in part. but this time they may have some formidable opposition to their position. it's where we begin our reporting tonight with our chief white house correspondent, chuck todd. chuck, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. this was no ordinary policy rollout. we have seen the president do this on a number of issues. this one was filled with an emotional plea, if you will. in fact, the president spent more time trying to drum up support for a campaign using emotion than he did talking about his actual plans themselves. an emotional president obama unveiled his plan in front of an audience that included parents of newtown victims. >> she dreamed of becoming a painter. chris, her father, gave me one of her paintings. and i hung it in my private study. and every time i look at that painting, i think about how when
NBC
Jan 17, 2013 4:00am PST
of damage. >>> and we want to wish a happy birthday to two lovely ladies. first lady michelle obama turns 49 today. and funny lady betty white turns 91 years young. all day long you can stay on top of the very latest developments of those stories and the best political analysis on msnbc. and tonight be sure to watch "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. finally here's what's coming up later on the "today" show. matt speaks to one of the writers who broke the story about the notre dame linebacker girlfriend hoax. >>> and actress catherine zeta jones talks about her new role in a good new york city cop thriller. keep it on this channel for continuing local news, weather, sports and more. i'm mara schiavocampo. thanks for watching "early today," just your first stop of the day today on your nbc station. have a good one. >>> new details involving a notre dame star star athlete and a nonexistent stanford students. >>> parents in one school district say more needs to be done to protect their kids. >>> giants world series trophy taking flight in just a few hours. we'll tell you where it is now he
CNN
Jan 17, 2013 9:00am PST
obama faces tough national security challenges over the next four years. guarding against plots by terrorist groups certainly a top priority for the president, but the u.s. also faces the possibility of cyber attacks. attacks that could really disrupt communication and banking and transportation, and our pentagon correspondent chris lawrence has an in-depth look into those threats to national security. >> reporter: terror risks are emotionalizing in mali, which could become the next launching pad for plots against america. a new challenge for national security. keep us safe. sounds simple. but over the next four years, america's security could be tested in complex ways. forget the wold care. not even a centralized al qaeda in one country. >> there are still tariearrorisn hard to reach countries planning attacks against us. >> reporter: mali and somali, hoping they don't sfwurn the safehavens al qaeda had. but outside afghanistan, the obama administration has been hesitant to put more boots on the ground. so they'll continue to rely heavily on drones. >> predators and reapers are
FOX
Jan 16, 2013 5:00pm PST
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FOX
Jan 17, 2013 7:00am PST
to washington, d.c. this weekend to attend president obama's second inauguration. among them, a 9-year-old boy from antioch who, as you will see, has a very bright future. he's a fourth grader at cornerstone christian school in antioch. he's an honor roll student and junior olympian. >> i like to play basketball, run track and play football. >> this weekend, he's gonna witness the 50th presidential inauguration in washington, d.c. >> looking forward to meeting new friends. >> he's one of over 300 students invited to be part of the people-to-people ambassador program. his teacher nominated him. >> he's very active. he's always very on his work. he'sdiligent. >> his dad allen told us his son takes his work very seriously. he's even memorized the declaration of independence. and he was some lofty goals. he says some day he would like to be president. but he has some important questions to the person who is currently occupying the white house. [inaudible] >> he might give the president a little work out there playing basketball. this trip was not trip. but he was able to raise over $2700, he colle
CNN
Jan 16, 2013 4:00pm PST
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CBS
Jan 16, 2013 6:00am PST
coached the warriors years ago. >>> 6:26. coming up, president obama announces a gun control plan today. will he take executive action without congress? >>> plus, a helicopter crashes into a crane in downtown london during rush hour, how weather may have played a factor. >>> i'm at mineta san jose airport where travelers can now travel nonstop to tokyo but a week later the flights are cancelled. >>> londoneers fear the worst when a helicopter crashes in the city. >> everyone was in shock running around, it was madness. >>> dream liners are grounded, bay area residents are stuck in tokyo. >> grounded from san francisco to tokyo. >>> and protestors storm oakland city council chambers angry over a controversial plan. >>> stop and frisk does not work, look at new york city. >> the public safety committee voted to approve that $250,000 contract, but not necessarily with bill bratton on board. >>> president obama will unveil a plan to curb gun violence. >> the president prepares for a big fight. >> what's upper most in my mind is making sure i'm ho
CNBC
Jan 16, 2013 9:00am EST
with their tail fins this year. what's interesting is obama is on the one hand saying the rich need to pay their fair share, but also raising more money from the wealthy in this inauguration than last time. last year he had a $50,000 cap on what you could contribute to the inauguration ball. this year he's asking for $250,000, up to $1 million from corporations to contribute to the fund-raising. >> for the event itself, what is the total budget? >> it's around $50 million. >> i remember in '09, how many balls were there, nine at least? >> yes. >> this year there are two. >> it's a much smaller event. some of the hotels in d.c. have interesting promotions. the madison hotel has four nights' stay at the presidential sweet, shopping tour and a dedicated social media butler. dedicated social media butler. this is someone who will follow you around and tweet, and pinterest, and facebook, all your events, as you go to all the balls. so that way when you're with the president, you do your -- rather than doing this, you know, you can say, jeeves please -- >> do you have to pay for him as well? >>
CNN
Jan 17, 2013 1:00pm PST
. stand by. you're in "the situation room." next monday president obama will speak to the american people and to the world in his second inauguration speech. but after four very challenging years in office what tone should the president strike this time around? joining us now democratic strategist paul begala and david frum, a former white house speechwriter for george h.w. bush. also author of "why romney lost." doing very well. here's what the white house press secretary said today about the president's speech preparation. let me play the clip from jay carney. >> all i can tell you is the president in general when he works on a speech writes them long hand on a yellow pad and i've seen some yellow pads filled with writing of late around but i don't have any more details on the speech. >> both of you are former speechwriters. paul, you wrote this on the daily beast. president obama's task is much like the couple renewing their wedding vows after decades of tough but rewarding marriage. if the words are too ideal list, they will seem hollow or saccharine. if too sh
FOX News
Jan 17, 2013 6:00am PST
everything else that president obama has said for four years about his view of the muslim world and the war on terror, that they are much safer, much more likely to decide to use force to take hostages than in previous years. and i think we're seeing the evidence of it right now. martha: yeah. president obama was emphatic about the fact that he suggested this would be done, those killers would be tracked down from the benghazi raid that killed four americans. that has not happened. as we pointed out. your mind goes back to other events in the past in terms of retaliation like the uss cole for example. like the bombing at the world trade center in 1993 which we know was followed the up, you said it many times on this program, you know, they have got a lot of patience and they have a lot of time f they feel there is an opening and a window, al qaeda proved to us time and time again they will continue to strike. >> that's why this attack on a natural gas facility in algeria is significant. this is a direct attack on a critical element of algeria's economy. i think as bill said a moment ago, th
CNBC
Jan 16, 2013 7:00pm EST
right now, look i disagree with barack obama's fiscal and economic policy. i have for four years and i reckon i'll disagree with it for a while longer. i'll tell you this. the guy goes out and gives this gun control, safety speech today. okay. you don't have to agree with everything. a very complex issue we're dealing with in this horrible heinous national tragedy. but already, joe, right away republicans, some of them are out there killing him. executive orders are no good. papa bush used executive orders on this very subject. you know what i'm saying. the gop has become the pessimistic party of dr. no not the solution party of let's get together and figure something out. we can do this. reban always said we can do this. right now the gop says we can't do anything except bash obama. >> great leaders figure out how to say yes. ronald reagan and i'll say it, i voted to impeach the guy, bill clinton. bill clinton would always figure out that when republicans said something he agreed with he would tell people. hey, you know that's a good idea. they are right. and i guess as a politician t
CNN
Jan 16, 2013 1:00pm PST
president obama, my name is julia. i'm an 11-year-old who lives here in d.c. there are no words to explain how sad i am about the school shooting. even though i'm not scared for my safety, i'm scared for others. i have four brothers and sisters and i know i would not be able to bear the thought of losing any of them. i may not be that into politics, but my opinion is it should be very hard for people to buy guns. the only thing they do is harm or kill and guns should only be in the most horrible event, where others will get hurt if they are not. i know that laws have to be passed by congress, but i beg you to try very hard to make guns not allowed, not just for me, but the whole united states. my love and regrets, julia. >> that's a very thoughtful letter, julia. why did you decide to sit down and write it? >> well, i was overwhelmed with sadness about the school shooting and knew as one person i couldn't do anything, but i knew that president obama could. so i decided to write this letter hoping that at least he would read it and think of doing something. >> theo, you're the dad. did you
FOX News
Jan 17, 2013 12:00pm PST
year, not just in the way that second inaugurals are dull affairs and because president obama's first one was so exciting, that this is bound to be a snorer. but everyone has watched what happened with the fiscal cliff and our government is barely funking, lurching from one deadline to another, in a crisis we have to resolve. the parties are not speaking with each other. the speaker of the house refuses to speak to president obama about the debt ceiling and possible default. president obama says the same about him. there's not just a difference about this, all the money, pomp and circumstances, people don't feel like celebrating. there's a weariness and it's bipartisan but people do it bass it's one of our rituals that demands we come together and show the world we are the greatest democracy and we are unified in these moments for a reason. >> so, it's happy face for a day. >> you mentioned his first inaugural with all the soaring rhetoric and the promises of hope and aspirations, going to transcend the petty partisanship , usher in transparency, remake politics. arguably it didn't ha
KBCW
Jan 16, 2013 10:00pm PST
. it burst into flames in the middle. the morning rush hour. the pilot had more than 25 years experience working in films and law enforcement. he was killed. so was a person on the ground. the crane still dangling as authorities look for ways to safely dismantle it. >>> president obama says he won't back down from a flight on his ambitious new gun control agenda. our exclusive survey usa rugbia poll found strong bay area support for his -- usa survey poll found strong bay area support. it's congress that needs convincing. >> reporter: with a stroke of a pen, president obama signed 23 executive orders combating gun violence. one directs the center for disease control to study gun violence. another helps young people get mental health treatment. >> if there's even one life that can be saved, then we've got an obligation to try. >> reporter: the president called for a ban on assault weapons and ammunition magazines with more than 10 rounds. he also wants background checks for everyone buying a gun. >> and i'm calling on congress to pass some very specific proposals right away. >> reporter:
KRON
Jan 17, 2013 7:00am PST
to a buy risk here it >> investigators are looking for this man who attempted to kidnap a three year-old boy from the great mall in milpitas. we'll have details as straight a head. >> we do have a reaction from bay area gun owners following president obama said federal gun control proposals. >> we are looking ed 8 unusual back up due to an early morning stall over an hour ago. it back then sub so early that we have not recovered. the drive time is starting to approach normal for this hour there are still bigger than normal. you will hit about a 16 to 18 minute drive time if you're coming from the mimic freeway. if you are still looking at a 20 to 22 minute drive time perry ed it is about 18 minutes for the east shore freeway. the traffic began to slow through berkeley as you head to the bay bridge. >> we are looking at the san francisco skyline. it is a clear start for the morning. there are instances of fog. the temperatures are just below the freezing mark. yesterday we did have freezing fog. as we head into the afternoon it will be mostly sunny and will be warmer. we could see pos
FOX News
Jan 16, 2013 8:00am PST
to our top story. we're awaiting president obama's new gun control proposals. the president is expected to caller to the most sweeping changes to gun laws in years, if not decades, prompting concerns among supporters of gun rights in this country. good morning to you. i'm jon scott. jenna: i'm sure glad you're not stuck between two walls. that would put a damper on the show. jon: would make it difficult to get here and do the research. jenna: we'll try to get answers on that story. hi, i'm jenna lee. in less than an hour the president will outline his efforts to curb goon violence. he is expected to ask congress to ban military-style assault weapons. many of you have questions exactly what those weapons are. we'll talk a little bit about that in the program. also on the list, suggestion to ban high-capacity magazines as well. the white house also made it clear the president will act unilaterally where he can to achieve this agenda. this comes in the wake of the massacre at sandy hook elementary school in connecticut. a tragedy certainly no one wants repeated. how to prevent that type of
FOX News
Jan 17, 2013 3:00pm PST
a school. state senator obama was one of five senators to vote present on that legislation, which passed 52-1. the "chicago tribune" called him a "buttless cheap" for missing a vote for other crime legislation later that year. finally parents in wisconsin aring a are vateed a public ohio was indoctrinating in their words their children in what is called "white privilege." the course called "american diversity" had number of controversial work sheet and messagemessages that a person ss amounts to race baiting. they tell fox news, students were sent on assignment to wal-mart and asked to count number of white and black dolls. the parent added if you're white you're oppressing, if you you're nonwhite you are a victim. school officials say they will evaluate that course before it is taught again. one major goal has been accomplished, marc seigel who works at new york university shows house the school's medical center returned. >> it feels great to have a hospital back up and running. you know, it was a little eerie feeling to walk the halls of a hospital and not see multitude of patients and th
KRON
Jan 18, 2013 7:00am PST
francisco more than $20 million each year. back in the '90s san francisco created an anti graffiti task force and this is develop the database catalog the graffiti in the terminal was responsible for each tagging. >> president obamas second inauguration is days away, but did not expect a pop and pageantry you saw the first time around. >> this year it'll be scaled down. >> only 900,000 people are attending which is half as many people as 2009. the years preparations have been replete with rehearsals with stand in its plan the president, vice president, and chief justice. >> the real president will have to swearing in spirit a public ceremony on monday, a private one the day before. he will use to bibles, one owned by abraham lincoln, the other by martin luther king jr.. >> 7:37 a.m. will be back in a couple of moments to start off your friday morning and get you into the weekend. we have our memount tam cam. we have no wind as of now and the camera is showing you all of the sunshine. for the new mattress models but sleep train's huge year end clearance is ending soon. for a short time,
CNBC
Jan 18, 2013 1:00pm EST
on for years or decades, but eventually that company will decline. it it needs to consciously create value for all of its stake holders. >> on monday, president obama will be inaugurated for a second time. you have called obama care a variety of things. most famously, a form of fascism. a phrase you backed away from. why do you feel so strongly that obama care and this president is leading in the wrong direction? >> well, first i made a poor choice in words that got a lot of people upset. and of koirs that wasn't my intention. i'm a believer in free enterprise capitalism. i think it is what's lifted humanity out of poverty. i think it result in great progress we made in the world. a hundred years ago 85% of people alive lived on less than $1 a day. average life span, 30. now across the world, 68. 78 in the united states. that's due it capitalism. that's due to business. i would like to see healthcare based on free enterprise capitalism. instead it has moved to greater government control, which saps innovation, doesn't give us choices or innovations. i would much rather see a safety net for
CSPAN
Jan 15, 2013 12:00pm EST
the obama administration there's actually been great leaps forward in terms of transactional use of the internet. people file their taxes online. this goes off year after year with relatively to problems. you know -- no problems. you know, this has actually been, those two things have been good advantages. i think the major failing over the last 20 years, and it really goes even back beyond that, is that because we were in a sort of anti-government mode for much of that time and we had at least until the last election a very ascendant conservative feeling in the country, we started to do government not through government. and i think what my two colleagues here are reflecting is that we began to implement policy through regulation and through the tax system. as opposed to taking on policy head on. so your example, phil, about the congo, okay? look, clearly that place is a mess. clearly -- >> uh-huh. no argument. [laughter] >> every good intention people in the congress wanted to make a stance. but doing it that way? as opposed through a more direct, straight-on, diplomatic endeav
CNN
Jan 16, 2013 2:00am PST
. >>> also, president obama ready to present his new gun control agenda today, called the most aggressive and expansive proposal in years. how will congress react to it? this morning we talk with illinois congresswoman tammy duckworth and virginia congressman randy forbes. and less of a priority in public schools across the nation, but what is happening to get kids passionate about music that will change their lives. i'm hanging out with swiss beats this morning. what are you guys doing? >> i love it. >>> when you take the family out to a popular restaurant, do you know how many calories in the popular dishes you and the kids are eating? some calories are eye popping. elizabeth cohen in atlanta this morning. good morning, elizabeth. >> good morning, christine. >> making me hungry and not hungry, at the same time. how many calories are we talking about here? >> we're talking in one meal, more calories than are you supposed to get in an entire day by quite a lot. and one of the things i found kind of surprising. we know fast food has a lot of calories, but these are nice restaurants, where
ABC
Jan 17, 2013 1:40am PST
violence, president obama announced the most sweeping push for gun control in decades. >> this is our first task as a society, keeping our children safe. >> reporter: 11-year-old julia stokes wrote to the president. the only person she thought could make a difference. >> she said, i know that laws have to be passed by congress, but i beg you to try very hard. julia, i will try very hard. >> reporter: he's going to have to. the president is up against a congress that's very reluctant to pass comprehensive gun control. to get the ball rolling, mr. obama signed 23 executive actions that don't need approval by lawmakers. they include -- strengthening the national criminal background check system and more federal research on gun violence. but the president said these are just first steps. >> congress, too, must act. and congress must act soon. >> reporter: and here's what he's pushing lawmakers to do. universal background checks on gun purchases. a ban of high-capacity magazine clips. and a renewed ban on those so-called assault weapons. gun rights advocates are gearing up for a bitter fight and
MSNBC
Jan 17, 2013 3:00am PST
our particular feelings are. here's another question that we should be asking ourselves now. 40 years from now, historians will be looking back on our time. or 60 years from now. and what will they say about how we responded to this? it's not just about president obama. it's about all of us. >> or how we didn't respond to it. >> we're all on a dock here. and i think that's the question that we have to ask ourselves. and it has to be asked across the political and the cultural spectrum including the people who feel that they have a right to own an assault weapon and the people in their community who feel that they don't have a right to. there has to be this dialogue across the country in small western communities, in the south and in the big cities as well. as reverend al knows, there's no greater carnage from guns than in the inner cities of america. >> absolutely. >> 506 homicides last year in chicago, most of them in the inner city. >> i've just been reading about -- you all remember nickel mines, the shooting there, which was actually a handgun. it highlights -- and that was, i don
NBC
Jan 17, 2013 7:00am PST
of two emails during his eight years. >> are you kidding? >> not kidding. >> world has changed. back across to kath. >> chico and california. who elizabeth be one of the performers singing at president barack obama's second inauguration? beyouns yea, kelly clarkson, carly rae jepsen or james taylor. who went be there? >> carly rae jepsen. >> poor hodie. >> this is a bad day. >> you know what, hoda. i figured it out, though. they can take the money that they win and buy your book at barnes & noble. >> they can buy four books. okay. carly rae jepsen, the one. >> i guess he didn't call her maybe. >> girl, i thought you were going to go there. >> although others, james taylor will perform. >> james taylor is old hand at this. he performed at the dnc. beyonce has been a big obama performer. >> back across to kath. >> sweet lady from alalberta, canada, right? calgary. >> which president was worn in a second time because the oath wasn't recited in the correct order? president james madison, president george h.w. bush, president jimmy carter, or president barack obama? >> can i get a lifelin
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